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Fortinet Equips IoT Security with FortiNAC Network Access Control Solution

Fortinet has announced FortiNac solution to its broad portfolio to safely deploy IoT devices as organizations embrace digital transformation to enable better operational efficiency.

Benefits   deploying FortiNAC

  • The massive rise of unsecure, headless IoT devices, including industrial and medical IoT, requires new tools for securing networks.
  • FortiNAC  product line promises to deliver network access control to secure IoT environments and provides enhanced visibility, control and automated response capabilities.
  • FortiNAC  will provide   detailed profiling of each device on the network and enables granular network segmentation and automated responses for changes in device status or behaviour. This will ensure that each device only has access to approved items on the network.

 The sheer volume of devices including IoT, corporate, and BYOD—seeking wired and wireless network access are exponentially enlarging the attack surface and raising internal provisioning, management and compliance costs. The responsibility of connecting and securing access has shifted from a network-led issue to a security-led issue and poses a challenge for organizations

“Digital transformation brings a proliferation of unsecure IoT devices accessing the network, and with it, the increased risk of a security breach. FortiNAC strengthens the Fortinet Security Fabric for IoT deployments, delivering broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions across the entire attack surface. In the world of IoT, FortiNAC answers the question ‘what’s on your network’ and then enables you to protect it.” said Mr. John Maddison, SVP of products and solutions at Fortinet.

Fortinet strengthened its Security Fabric by extending its ability to engage network devices beyond the Fabric-Ready Partner Program to a wider multi-vendor environment, including third-party firewalls, switches, wireless access points and endpoints. FortiNAC is also integrated with the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, FortiSwitch, FortiWLC Wireless Controllers, FortiSIEM and FortiAP to minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats and provide broader visibility and security for complex networks.

FortiNAC Secures Networks Accessed by Unsecure Devices

Fortinet’s new network access controller, FortiNAC, will diminish the security risks associated with unsecured devices accessing the network by giving organizations total visibility of endpoints, users, trusted and untrusted devices and applications. In the process it can also enforce company policies on device patching and firmware version. The solution also contains powerful network orchestration capabilities for delivering automated responses to identified threats and can perform threat containment in seconds, where a manual process could take days or weeks. Furthermore, the FortiNAC network access control solution is cost-effective and highly scalable, extending visibility and protection to an unlimited number of devices and eliminating the need for deployment at every location of a multi-site installation.

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